The City is seen with a different spirit since some of its own successes and other errors of others have made it regain hope. At times he seemed eliminated from the race for the Premier but has resumed the course based on being regular, with more and more spark. It did not collapse despite colliding time and again with the wall of a Brighton that endured stoically for a long time, with the personality that is assumed to be a team trained by Potter, finally surpassed by a goal of a great Foden (1-0).
Guardiola recovered Ederson after beating the virus, good news for a City that jumped to the Etihad without a ram. He’s gotten used to surviving without a reference like Omen and that remains stuck, forced to shoot more than necessary to win. He accumulates a lot of people inside until he finds a gap, sometimes as difficult as against Brighton. The team from the south of England did not give up being able to pinch the City but without losing the corset, more focused on looking back than forward.
It was a good first half for City, canceled from the start by Robert Sanchez, which broke the 1-0 of De Bruyne. The Spanish goalkeeper raised Brighton, life insurance for a team that wants to get away from the red zone of the table as soon as possible. In the end, it was difficult for him to maintain equality, defeated in a play in which Foden got rid of Webster too easy, with an oriented control that allowed him to finish clearly from the front, a good plunger for City.
At just 20 years old, the Englishman does not lose his grip on the pace required to play in Manchester. He does not weigh the shirt or the responsibility, seated in the club in his own right. Unlike Jadon sancho or from Brahim, Foden He had the patience to succeed and now proudly wears the coat of arms of a City that cannot be imagined without him. Much was said about being the relay of David Silva but he plays more hooked on the band, as a false winger, with freedom to imagine and create.
Brighton’s second half was an example of dignity, typical of a team that does not give up. He went on the attack without noticing the risk involved in leaving spaces and intimidated the City, balanced by a Robert Sanchez who, however, made up his good encounter with a penalty he committed on De Bruyne: failure Sterling, that the attempt went to the clouds, little transcendent for a City that takes momentum and approaches Liverpool and United.
Manchester City, 1
Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Rúben Dias, Zinchenko; Rodri, De Bruyne, Gündogan; Mahrez (Gabriel Jesus, 67 ‘), Bernardo Silva, Foden (Sterling, 81’)
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Robert Sánchez; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bernardo; Propper (March, 67 ‘), White; Tau (Maupay, 67 ‘), Mac Allister, Trossard (Khadra, 85’)
Coach: Graham Potter
Goals: 1-0, Foden (44 ‘)
Referee: Darren England. He admonished Veltman (62 ‘), Webster (77’)